Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Indonesia earthquake kills 75 and traps thousands

At least 75 people have died and thousands more were left trapped under rubble following a powerful earthquake which struck off the city of Padang on Indonesia's Sumatra island.
30 Sep 2009

Vice President Jusuf Kalla announced the death toll at a news conference, hours after the 7.6-magnitude quake hit off the coast of the town of Padang on Wednesday.

Officials said the quake triggered a landslide that cut off land transport to the area closest to the epicentre. Power and telecommunications were also cut. the rest

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